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I was thinking my C7 M7 value will hold steady and possibly rise.

The <$60K is probably $59,999 and I'm guessing a well appointed Z51 will push $80,000 and the Z06 will break six figures. There will be a $200,000 C8 at the end of the performance curve.

Impressive reveal. Without the camouflage, there's a whole lot of busy lines going on all over the car. Loving my C7 this morning.
You have a great reason to love your c7.... the color :)
 

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I was going to watch last night, but I forgot.

I looked at some of the pictures this morning. My first glimpse was that it was not good.

However, after looking at it from multiple angles, it looks better to me now than it did at my first gut reaction. I don't think I will get any C8 variant, but I am sure a lot of people will, and they will love it.
 

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WOW, can't believe all the negativity but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Saw exactly the same thing 6 years ago with the C7.

I think they hit a home run but the proof will be in the drive. If it's driving dynamics are close to what Tadge described then it might actually have a chance to win over some European sports car fans, of which I count myself as one. I could never fully warm up to the large and somewhat detached feeling the C7 gave me compared to my Porsche's, but it came pretty darn close. Maybe this one will hit that sweet spot.

The Z06 and ultimately ZR1 versions will be insane.
 

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I was thinking my C7 M7 value will hold steady and possibly rise.

The <$60K is probably $59,999 and I'm guessing a well appointed Z51 will push $80,000 and the Z06 will break six figures. There will be a $200,000 C8 at the end of the performance curve.

Impressive reveal. Without the camouflage, there's a whole lot of busy lines going on all over the car. Loving my C7 this morning.
I think your being optimistic but i hope your right. Yes once you start optioning the car out you will approach $100K rapidly. My 2015 Z51 , 3LT convertable was $82K on the window and the Z06 is already over $100K and has been for a couple of years so my money is on the C8 well optioned will run into the six figures pretty easily. Still worth every penny assuming no major issues as they come out into the main stream.
 

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I love my C7 Z06 but I have to admit, this C8 is a GRAND SLAM and I will be keeping my C7 and will also be getting a C8 Z06 once it hits the ground. I love the new colors now I have over a year to decide what color to get.
 

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Things I like: Steering wheel-flat top and bottom, Cell phone holder and Exhaust pipes.
 

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I was going to watch last night, but I forgot.

I looked at some of the pictures this morning. My first glimpse was that it was not good.

However, after looking at it from multiple angles, it looks better to me now than it did at my first gut reaction. I don't think I will get any C8 variant, but I am sure a lot of people will, and they will love it.
Well Rodney, I'm having some similar thoughts. It's starting to grow on me a bit but I don't think I'll own one. I won't even consider buying a C8 for at least three years but by then I'll be pushing 70. Being 6' 6" with a back condition that continues to worsen will probably make getting in and out any sports car difficult at best.
 

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Back in the '90's the automotive press used the derogatory term "Boy Racer" to describe cars that had an excess of scoops, spoilers, wings and body creases. I know these features on the C8 are functional but ... :torn:
 

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Back in the '90's the automotive press used the derogatory term "Boy Racer" to describe cars that had an excess of scoops, spoilers, wings and body creases. I know these features on the C8 are functional but ... :torn:
I get the fact that there is a lot going on with body lines etc however i think the reality is they aren't making this car for "mature" drivers like many of us. This is for the new generation of Corvette buyers who will take them into the future. For the baby boomers we aren't going to be buying these cars for many more years. One need only look to Harley Davidson and see what happens as your primary buyers age out of their market and you aren't providing what the next generation wants. HD has been suffering through poor sales and lack of interest the last couple of years and now is producing a new line of motorcycles designed for the next generation of riders and struggling to catch on or catch up.... battery powered motorcycles? YUK

A very small sample i am sure is being repeated across the country but at last weekends cars and coffee meets it was an over whelming "hell yes" i want one . And that was even from Porsche owners..
My crystal ball says the C8 will be a huge success with long waits and high sticker costs for the next 2 years plus..and that is assuming no mechanical issues as they hit the streets.
 

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I get the fact that there is a lot going on with body lines etc however i think the reality is they aren't making this car for "mature" drivers like many of us. This is for the new generation of Corvette buyers who will take them into the future. For the baby boomers we aren't going to be buying these cars for many more years. One need only look to Harley Davidson and see what happens as your primary buyers age out of their market and you aren't providing what the next generation wants. HD has been suffering through poor sales and lack of interest the last couple of years and now is producing a new line of motorcycles designed for the next generation of riders and struggling to catch on or catch up.... battery powered motorcycles? YUK

A very small sample i am sure is being repeated across the country but at last weekends cars and coffee meets it was an over whelming "hell yes" i want one . And that was even from Porsche owners..
My crystal ball says the C8 will be a huge success with long waits and high sticker costs for the next 2 years plus..and that is assuming no mechanical issues as they hit the streets.
Buell had a winning lineup. I wish HD hadn't killed it. I wish they would start it back up. If they did, I wonder if it would be successful in the coming years.
 

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The Z button allows you to program various elements of the driving modes into a custom package (e.g. tour suspension, sport exhaust) seems more useful for the various levels of track settings.

Great looking car, but the interior looks cramped, especially for the passenger and there is no interior storage space that I could see other than what the already cramped passenger can put into the footwell or her lap. Nice car for someone, but I am extra thrilled with my C7 this morning.
The Z button IS designed for the track. The MyMode is designed for custom street settings.

The interior is roomy, at least for the driver. I'm 6-0 and in my C7 GS I have the seat all the way back on the street. When I got in the C8, I found I was way too far back and had to move the seat forward quite a bit. Hip room is good and, as you can see from the photo below, headroom is very comfortable, even with a helmet on. In the photo, I'm further back than I should be for track driving (elbows should be at 90 degree angle), so there is plenty of additional legroom. My 6-3 friend who was with me and also sat in the car, agreed about the roominess. He fit well with his helmet on, too.

The passenger side legroom, hip and headroom are good, but the one area of concern is the ridge running down between the seats. It doesn't give the passenger anywhere to rest their left arm. The ridge is very hard and uncomfortable for that position. By putting the seat all the way back, the passenger can rest his or her left forearm on the center console but at an angle that might prove uncomfortable on a long trip. This particular design area really needs to be rethought. Maybe a more steeply angled ridge with a double row of buttons, instead? This would give the passenger more elbow room.

Keep in mind these cars are pre-production prototypes, so there are bound to be some changes before production begins toward the end of the year.

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The one thing many of the reviews and potential owners are NOT considering is maintenance on these new generation mid engine cars! As “Mr. Subaru” (he’s owned many Corvettes and is a knowledgeable tech) on his YT site, this is a very labor intensive car (unlike the C7) to work on and access for maintenance let alone major issues is very limited. Many repairs will require engine out service a la Ferrari or Porsche. Welcome to the “brave new world” of the C8!
 

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I think it's awesome. In fact so much so I put down $5000 yesterday. I like Rapid Blue, GT3 seats, High Spoiler, Carbon Flash Wheels, & Engine Illumination option.
Only 16 allotted to this dealership. I'm # 9.
The only thing I hate is MD State Law requirement to have a front license plate bracket

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